Chuck Berry, one of the true pioneers of guitar and rock and roll as a genre, passed away on Saturday at age 90. The guitarist and songwriter's legendary body of work includes deathless rock staples like "Johnny B. Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen," and "Memphis," among many others.
Since news of Berry's death spread, the music community has shown an outpouring of love, remembrance, and tribute for the man who influenced nearly everyone, including several friends of the Stern Show.
Take a look at some of the Chuck Berry tributes from musicians on social media:
He had a gtr style that influenced so many generations of players. Oh yes and how to write a great RnR song. Rest in peace dear Chuck https://t.co/bWQogYSyqw— Peter Frampton (@peterframpton) March 18, 2017
It started with Chuck Berry. He inspired us all. The 1st album I bought was Chuck's "Live at the Tivoli" and I was never the same.— Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 18, 2017
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Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
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RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
"One of my big lights has gone out."— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017
- Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. 2/3 #ChuckBerry— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
Paul on Chuck Berry: pic.twitter.com/87DxRupRcI— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) March 20, 2017
Just let me hear some of that rock 'n' roll music any old way you use it I am playing I'm talking about you. God bless Chuck Berry Chuck 😎 pic.twitter.com/XmwmaGzGpL— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017